High-level eruption at Bezymianny volcano, ash to 15 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia

High-level eruption at Bezymianny volcano, ash to 15 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia

Extrusive-effusive eruption at Bezymianny volcano, Kamchatka, Russia intensified on May 28, 2022, with intense paroxysmal episode and pyroclastic flows. As a result, KVERT raised the Aviation Color Code to Red at 07:26 UTC. Bezymianny was considered extinct before it started erupting in 1955 (VEI 5).

Discolored water appears near Vulcano volcano, Italy

Discolored water appears near Vulcano volcano, Italy

Residents living near Italy’s Vulcano volcano reported the appearance of discolored water in front of Levante Beach on May 22, 2022. The phenomenon started with the appearance of dark and foul-smelling water that soon turned milky-white, as seen in satellite imagery acquired by Sentinel-2.

Earthquake swarm in the Taupō Volcanic Zone, New Zealand

Earthquake swarm in the Taupō Volcanic Zone, New Zealand

The GeoNet earthquake monitoring network has recorded a small swarm of earthquakes at Lake Taupō, New Zealand over the last 2 to 3 weeks. Lake Taupō is a large caldera volcano, a special type of volcano that has rare but unusually large eruptions.

Seismovolcanic crisis continues at São Jorge Island, Azores – 33 000 earthquakes in 2 months

Seismovolcanic crisis continues at São Jorge Island, Azores – 33 000 earthquakes in 2 months

The seismovolcanic crisis at the Manadas volcanic fissure system in the NW part of São Jorge Island, Azores has entered its third month. A notable change in seismicity was reported on April 6, when volcano-tectonic earthquakes were detected, suggesting the movement of magma at depth. The last confirmed eruption of this volcano took place in 1808 (VEI 1). 

Strong eruption at Ibu volcano, North Maluku, Indonesia

Strong eruption at Ibu volcano, North Maluku, Indonesia

A strong eruption took place at Ibu volcano, Indonesia at 07:46 UTC on May 16, 2022, ejecting thick gray ash up to 3.8 km (12 240 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code remains at Orange and the Alert Level at 3.